GENERAL TERMS (these “General Terms”)
Please read these General Terms (and any relevant Schedules, as defined below) carefully as they contain important information about your rights and obligations. We recommend that you keep a copy of these General Terms (and any relevant Schedules) and that you print out these General Terms (and any relevant Schedules) from the Website (as defined below) by clicking on the “Print” icon on your browser so that you can keep them for future reference.
ABOUT US AND THESE GENERAL TERMS:
1.1 About us: “We”, “us” or “our” means Blink Web Design, a sole trading entity in England and Wales.
1.2 These General Terms: These General Terms govern your submission of an order to us for our provision of services to you through the www.blinkweb.co.uk website (the “Website”), and your registration for an account on the Website by which you will be able to administer those services that you receive. By submitting your details to us for registration for an account on the Website, you agree to be legally bound by these General Terms and the relevant Schedules (as defined below).
1.3 The Schedules: Specific terms for our provision of particular services to you are set out here, in the form of Schedules (as defined below). If you submit an order for specific services, you agree to be legally bound by the relevant Schedules (as defined below) as well as these General Terms.
1.4 Changes to the Terms and Conditions: We reserve the right to amend the Terms and Conditions (as defined below) at any time. All amendments to the Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Website and emailed to you. If you do not like the changes we make, you can terminate this Agreement – please see Clause 13.2.1 for more information. Continued use of the Services will, however, be deemed to constitute acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. No other terms or changes to the Terms and Conditions will be binding unless agreed in writing signed by us.
1.5 Definitions and interpretation: In this Agreement:
1.5.1 the following terms shall have the following meanings:
has the meaning given to it in Clause 4.1;
the legal and binding agreement that is in place, on the basis of these General Terms and the relevant Schedule(s), for us to provide certain services to you once you have submitted to us an Order and we have issued to you an Order Acceptance. If you make more than one Order, each Order shall, if subject to an Order Acceptance, constitute a separate “Agreement”;
“Breach of Duty”
the breach of any: (i) obligation arising from the express or implied terms of a contract to take reasonable care or exercise reasonable skill in the performance of the contract; or (ii) common law duty to take reasonable care or exercise reasonable skill (but not any stricter duty);
you are a business customer if you enter into the Agreement and you are not a Consumer;
any day other than: (i) a Saturday; (ii) a Sunday; or (iii) a day when the clearing banks in the City of London are not physically open for business;
9.00am to 5.00pm on Business Days;
any information in any form or medium obtained by or on behalf of either Party from or on behalf of the other Party in relation to this Agreement which is expressly marked as confidential or which a reasonable person would consider to be confidential, whether disclosed or obtained before, on or after the date of this Agreement, together with any reproductions of such information or any part of it;
you are a consumer if, in entering into this Agreement, you are an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside of your trade, business, craft or profession;
the fees payable by you to us for our provision to you of the Services, as set out in each Schedule for each relevant Service, and otherwise on the Website at the time that you submit your Order to us and confirmed in the Order Acceptance;
“Intellectual Property Rights”
copyright and related rights, trade marks and service marks, trade names and domain names, rights under licences, rights in get-up, rights to goodwill or to sue for passing off or unfair competition, patents, rights to inventions, rights in designs, rights in computer software, database rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications (or rights to apply) for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world;
liability in or for breach of contract, Breach of Duty, torts (including negligence and intentional torts), deliberate breach (including deliberate personal repudiatory breach), misrepresentation, restitution or any other cause of action whatsoever relating to or arising under or in connection with this Agreement, including liability expressly provided for under this Agreement or arising by reason of the invalidity or unenforceability of any term of this Agreement (and, for the purposes of this definition, all references to “this Agreement” shall be deemed to include any collateral contract);
material that you upload (or permit to be uploaded) onto our servers as part of our provision of the Services, including any and all materials, works of authorship, software, files, multimedia and audiovisual material, tools, processes, systems, manuals, databases, database structures, a website’s “look and feel”, content, documents, records, reports, ideas, know-how, information, text, data, diagrams, artwork, screenshots, drawings, plans, descriptions, specifications, images, graphics, domain names and marks (in whatever form and on whatever media);
the order submitted by you through the Website for the receipt of certain services from us;
our written communication to you in which we accept your Order in accordance with Clause 5.8;
our acknowledgement of your Order;
either us or you, and “Parties” shall mean both of us and you;
a schedule containing a specific description of particular Services to be provided by us to you;
the services and online products that we provide to you under this Agreement, some of which may be more particularly described in the relevant Schedule(s);
has the meaning given to it in Clause 8.1;
“Terms and Conditions”
these General Terms and the Schedules; and
“you” or “your”
our customer who registered for an account on the Website to submit an order to us for the receipt of services from us;
1.5.2 references to “Clauses” are to clauses of these General Terms;
1.5.3 references to “Paragraphs” are to paragraphs in a Schedule;
1.5.4 the headings are inserted for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation or construction of these General Terms or any Schedule;
1.5.5 words imparting the singular shall include the plural and vice versa. Words imparting a gender shall include the other gender and the neutral, and references to persons shall include an individual, company, corporation, firm or partnership;
1.5.6 reference to “written” or in “writing” includes the electronic form;
1.5.7 references to “includes”, “including”, “in particular” or “for example” or like words shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”; and
1.5.8 references to any statute or statutory provision shall include any subordinate legislation made under it, any provision which it has modified or re-enacted (whether with or without modification) and any provision which subsequently supersedes it or re-enacts it (whether with or without modification).
By registering for an Account and submitting an Order, you warrant that you are at least 18 years of age.
3.1 Application of these General Terms: These General Terms shall apply to all Orders and to all Agreements. When you submit an Order to us, this shall always constitute your unqualified acceptance of these General Terms and the relevant Schedules. If you are a Consumer, nothing in this Agreement affects your statutory rights.
3.2 Any other terms: This Agreement shall prevail over any separate terms put forward by you. Any conditions that you submit, propose or stipulate in whatever form and at whatever time, whether in writing or orally, are expressly waived and excluded.
3.4 Authority (if you are a Business Customer): You confirm that you have authority to bind any business on whose behalf you use the Website to submit an Order.
3.5 Conflict: In the event of any conflict between the provisions of these General Terms and the provisions of the Schedules and the Order Acceptance, then the following order of precedence shall apply:
3.5.1 the Order Acceptance prevails over
3.5.2 these General Terms, which prevail over
3.5.3 the Schedules.
REGISTRATION FOR AN ACCOUNT
4.1 Need for an Account: If you would like to place an Order through the Website, you will need to register for an account on the Website which you will be able to access through the “My Account” part of the Website, and by which you will be able to change the details that we hold about you and administrate the Services that we provide to you (“Account”). You may browse the Website without registering for an Account, but, to submit an Order, you must register for an Account.
4.2 If you have an Account: If you already have an Account, you can login to your Account to submit an Order.
4.3 If you do not have an Account: If you do not have an Account, to submit an Order you will need to register for an Account. To register, you need to supply us with your name, address, email address, a password and possibly some other personal information. See our Privacy and Cookies Policy for more details about this. You can provide us with that information by filling in the necessary information on the Website manually where indicated and then following the instructions on the Website.
4.4 Registering for an Account: Once you register for an Account, you will be asked to create a username and password for your Account. You may change this password by accessing your Account and following the instructions. You must keep the password confidential and immediately notify us if there is any unauthorised use of your email address or your Account or any breach of security otherwise known to you. You acknowledge that any person to whom your username or password is disclosed is authorised to act as your agent for the purposes of using (and/or transacting via) your Account. Please note that you will be entirely responsible if you do not maintain the confidentiality of your password.
4.5 Valid email address: You must be registered for an Account with a valid email address that you access regularly, so that, amongst other things, we can send administration and information emails to you. Any Account registered with another person’s email address or with a temporary email address may be closed by us without notice. We may also require you to validate your Account at registration or if we believe that you have been using an invalid email address.
4.6 Rejection: We reserve the right to reject any registration for an Account and to refuse use of or access to the Website to anyone for any reason, at our absolute discretion.
PLACING AN ORDER AND FORMING AN AGREEMENT
5.1 Registration: Once you have registered for an Account, you will be able to place an Order.
5.2 Selection of Services: By following the instructions on the Website, you will be able to select those Services in relation to which you would like to submit an Order.
5.3 Confirming your Order: Before submitting an Order, you will be shown a webpage listing the Services you have selected together with the Fees payable for those Services. You will be given an opportunity to correct any errors in your selections prior to submitting your Order. Unless otherwise stipulated on the Website or agreed in writing by us, all Fees are payable in the currency then in force in England (i.e. currently pounds sterling).
5.4 Payment of Fees: The Fees are payable by you in advance at the intervals specified in the Order Acceptance in respect of the Services you will be receiving, and you will pay the first tranche of Fees to us in advance at the time that you submit your Order. You must pay the Fees by Paypal or Worldpay only; you must have an account with Paypal or Worldpay in order to submit an Order and you must agree to Paypal or Worldpay’s (as appropriate) terms and conditions in order to have such an account. We shall not be bound to supply any Services to you until we have received the necessary cleared funds in full.
5.5 Having sufficient funds: Paypal or Worldpay will ask you to provide details of a payment card or account, and you must be fully entitled to use that card or account. That card or account must have sufficient funds to cover the payment(s) to be made to us.
5.6 Subject to these General Terms and the Schedules: When you submit an Order to the Website, you agree that you do so subject to these General Terms and the relevant Schedules current as at the date on which you submit your Order. It is your responsibility to review the latest General Terms and the relevant Schedules each time you submit an Order.
5.7 Order is an offer only: Your Order is an offer to purchase Services from us, and it remains an offer until we issue our Order Acceptance or when we receive your notice that you would like to cancel your Order, whichever is earlier.
5.8 Accepting your Order: We shall not be obliged to provide any Services to you until we have accepted your Order for those Services. We may refuse to accept your Order for any reason (at our absolute discretion). Any Order Acknowledgement that we send to you, whether by email, letter or by any other media, is for your information only and is not an Order Acceptance. An Order Acknowledgement may contain an Order number and details of your Order. This Agreement will be formed when we accept your Order and become legally bound to provide the Services to you. Such acceptance takes place when we expressly accept your Order by sending you an Order Acceptance, whether by email, letter or any other media, which shall state that we are accepting your Order. An Order Acceptance shall take effect when it has been sent to you by us.
5.9 Invoicing: We may send you an invoice at any time after we have sent you an Order Acceptance.
5.10 Cancelling before acceptance: Until we have sent you an Order Acceptance, we reserve the right to refuse to process your Order, and you reserve the right to cancel your Order. If we or you cancel your Order before we have sent you an Order Acceptance, then we will arrange for you to be refunded any Fees that you have already paid in respect of that Order.
5.11 Mistakes in your Order: If, after submitting your Order, you realise that you have made a mistake in your Order, please contact us as soon as possible using the support ticketing system available through your Account.
PROVISION OF THE SERVICES
6.1 Activation: When we send you an Order Acceptance, we will activate the Services that are the subject of your Order. We inform you of such activation in the Order Acceptance.
6.2 Term: Following the date of the Order Acceptance, this Agreement will continue in force until otherwise terminated in accordance with this Agreement.
6.3 Services: We shall provide to you the Services that are set out in the Order Acceptance that are the subject of this Agreement. We warrant that:
6.3.1 we shall use our reasonable skill and care in providing the Services;
6.3.2 our employees, agents and subcontractors have the necessary skill to provide any Services;
6.3.3 any Services will be provided in a professional, competent and workmanlike manner;
6.3.4 we have all necessary consents, rights and permission to enter into, and perform our obligations under, this Agreement; and
6.3.5 we shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations and bye-laws in relation to the exercise of our rights and performance of our obligations under this Agreement.
6.4 No warranty: We do not warrant that the Services will meet your individual requirements. We are not responsible for any people, equipment, deliverables or services that we are not expressly stipulated to provide in this Agreement. You are responsible for any people, equipment, deliverables and services that you need to obtain from someone other than us. Except for any matter in relation to which we specifically agree in writing to advise or do, we shall not be responsible, or have any Liability (subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable)) for advising on, or failing to advise on, or doing, or failing to do, anything else.
6.5 “Unlimited” features: Where we say, in this Agreement or on the Website generally, that features of the Services are “unlimited”, that is always subject to:
6.5.1 fair use;
6.5.2 your use of the Services for what a reasonable person might consider to be the provision of a publicly available website;
6.5.3 Clause 7.12; and
6.5.4 your compliance with Clauses 7.2.11(e), 7.8, 7.10 and 7.11.
6.6 No guarantee: We do not warrant that the Services (including any access to your Account) will be uninterrupted, error-free or secure from unauthorised access, or that they will meet your individual requirements. Whilst we use our reasonable endeavours to make the Services available, we shall not have any Liability (subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable)) if for any reason the Services are unavailable for any time or for any period. We make no warranty that your access to the Services will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free. Due to the nature of the Internet, this cannot be guaranteed. However, we will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure at least a 99.9% uptime Services availability level.
6.7 Improvements: We reserve the right, at any time, to carry out repairs, maintenance or introduce new facilities and functions in respect of all or any part of the Services. If you do not like the changes we make, you may terminate this Agreement in accordance with Clause 13.2.1.
6.8 Monitoring: We will monitor our provision of the Services using our own monitoring tools. We will only rely on our own monitoring tools to assess the performance of the Services, and we will not consider or accept any results, reports or data from your monitoring tools in relation to the Services.
6.9 Timescales: We shall use our reasonable endeavours to perform our obligations under this Agreement within any timescales set out in this Agreement. However (subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable)), we shall not have any Liability for any delays or failures to accurately perform our obligations:
6.9.1 if we have used those endeavours; or
6.9.2 if caused by any failure or delay on your part or by any breach by you of this Agreement or any other agreement between us and you.
If there is any slippage in time, we shall use our reasonable endeavours to reschedule delayed tasks to a mutually convenient time.
6.10 Our responsibility: Except as specifically stipulated in this Agreement, we shall not be responsible for providing or achieving any particular results or outcomes or within a particular time.
6.11 Exclusions: Except where expressly stated in this Agreement, we exclude all conditions, warranties, terms and obligations, whether express or implied by statute, common law or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law in respect of the Services.
6.12 Our access: Where necessary, we may need to access your Services and Material, and you acknowledge that we may make such access without informing you (subject always to our Privacy and Cookies Policy).
6.13 No warranty as to compatibility: We do not warrant that the Services will be compatible with all Material.
6.14 Third party access: You acknowledge that the servers used in the provision of the Services (including virtual private services (known as VPS servers) and physical private servers (known as dedicated servers)) may be accessible to all users of the Internet. We do not and cannot make any guarantee as to, and (subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable)) we shall not have any Liability in respect of, the protection or security of any information held on the servers.
6.15 Servers: We may, at our absolute discretion, from time to time either host the Services (and any Material) on our own servers or use third party suppliers to do so in whole or in part. You acknowledge that we may from time to time without prior notice and without the need for prior agreement:
6.15.1 move the hosting of the Services (and any Material) to such servers (both internal and external) as we consider appropriate, at our absolute discretion; and
6.15.2 provide reasonable additional obligations or requirements on you or reasonably restrict your rights due to the requirements of the third party suppliers.
7.1 Correct information: You must only submit to us or the Website information (whether Material, contact details or otherwise) which is accurate and not misleading and you must keep it up-to-date and inform us of any changes.
7.2 Your responsibilities: You must:
7.2.1 co-operate with us;
7.2.2 provide us with any information we reasonably require in respect of the Services from time to time;
7.2.3 report any faults or suspected faults with or in the Services to us immediately upon discovery;
7.2.4 report to us any abuse of the Internet (including spam, hacking and phishing) that you consider to have taken place through the use of the Services by any person, and you shall include in such report as much information as you are able to provide to us relating to the type of abuse that you have witnessed;
7.2.5 use your own login details for the Website and not impersonate any other person or adopt a false identity;
7.2.6 keep your password strictly confidential and secure, and immediately change your password if you know or suspect that any unauthorised third party becomes aware of your password or if you become aware of unauthorised use of your password or there is any other breach of security known or suspected by you;
7.2.7 maintain access to the Services through your Internet or telecoms service providers, and we are not responsible for any connections from your system to the Services;
7.2.8 license and configure any third party hardware and/or software necessary for you to remotely access and use the servers we use in the provision of the Services;
7.2.9 be responsible for ensuring that you have the knowledge and expertise necessary to access and make use of the Services;
7.2.10 ensure that all Material is suitable and prepared for use in conjunction with the Services;
7.2.11 be responsible for ensuring that, and you hereby warrant and undertake to us that, your use of the Services and any Material:
(a) does not infringe the privacy rights or Intellectual Property Rights of any third party;
(b) does not harm us or bring us or our name into disrepute;
(c) is not for the purposes of sending spam or other unsolicited emails;
(d) is not for the purposes of breaching or circumventing the security of any network or Internet user;
(e) does not impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure or the Services (whether or not the Services have “unlimited” elements, such as in relation to Internet traffic or disk usage);
(f) does not interfere with another user’s use of the Services or similar services;
(g) is not defamatory, obscene, abusive, malicious, indecent, harassing or discriminatory;
(h) conforms in all respects will all applicable laws, rules, regulations, bye-laws and codes of practice (including disability discrimination, intellectual property, privacy and data protection laws); and
(i) does not contain any material detrimental to us or any other user of the Services or similar services, including any viruses, trap doors, back doors, Trojan horses, time bombs, easter eggs, worms, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to detrimentally interfere with, damage, expropriate or surreptitiously intercept any system, data or personal information;
(j) does not permit self-stored backups, or the storage of media content such as video, gaming or other (at the discretion of management)
(k) does not permit storage of archive files, such as .zip or .tar.gz. It is within our discretion on maintenance / cleanup tasks to remove these files when necessary.
(l) does not permit the usage of teamspeak, or any other services making use of the hosting account solely for the purpose of gaming, chatbots, irc or chatrooms. This includes the use of the server solely for the purpose of remote mysql for such services.
7.2.12 promptly comply with our reasonable requests from time to time in connection with this Agreement; and
7.2.13 ensure that the Services are sufficient and suitable for your purposes and meet your individual requirements.
7.3 Restrictions: You must not, whether yourself or in conjunction with anyone else:
7.3.1 manipulate Orders or transactions in ways that are unfair to us or other users of the Website and/or the Services; and
7.3.2 use or access the Website and/or the Services in contravention of any applicable law.
7.4 Warranty as to Material: You warrant that any Material is owned by you. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have all necessary rights and consents relating to your use of the Material in conjunction with the Services.
7.5 Backups: You are responsible for keeping regular and full backups of all Material. Subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable), we shall have no Liability for any failure by you to backup any Material. If any Material is lost or corrupted for any reason and you do not have an appropriate backup, we will not be able to help you recover that lost or corrupted Material. Accounts are excluded from our backup schedule on the basis that they exceed 3GB in storage space. This is to ensure the backup process isn’t over-consuming load and not to impact performance of a web server. If an account exceeds this limit, it is your responsibility to contact customer support to request an ‘include’ privilege.
7.6 Indemnity as to Material: You shall indemnify and hold us harmless against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including any direct or indirect consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us arising out of or in connection with any breach by you of Clauses 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 or 7.5. This indemnity shall apply whether or not you have been negligent or at fault.
7.7 Insurance: You are responsible to ensure that you have in place insurance in relation to any Material, including in relation to the loss or corruption of that Material.
7.8 Data warehousing (or similar): You acknowledge that the Services and any Material may not be used for the purpose of data warehousing such as (but not limited to) storage of backup or archival data, mirror sites, or personal multimedia content such as movies, music, photos or other media.
7.9 Excess usage: We monitor use of the Services and, if we consider that, for example, your use of the Services (for example, your mailboxes, disc space usage or CPU) is excessive, we reserve the right to:
7.9.1 contact you requiring you to reduce that usage; and/or
7.9.2 in respect of mailboxes, empty your spam/junk/deleted items folder, provided we inform you by email seven days in advance.
7.10 Peer-to-peer media (including files) sharing or streaming: You acknowledge that the Services and any Material may not be used for the purpose of peer-to-peer file or media sharing, streaming, BitTorrent, Tor or other similar forms of data transmission.
7.11 Content delivery networks: You acknowledge that the Services and any Material may not be used for the purpose of providing or participating in a content delivery network.
7.12 Suspension of the Services: We reserve the right to suspend our provision of the Services to you if your use of the Services is having a detrimental impact on our other customers. This might happen if, for example, your website (in respect of which you use the Services):
7.12.1 has been hacked (such as through bugs in commonly-used software including WordPress);
7.12.2 contains malware;
7.12.3 is attacked (including by a denial of service attack); and/or
7.12.4 is badly coded.
In all of these examples, your website might use excessive resource on our servers to the detriment of our other customers’ use of the Services. Following the decision to suspend any Services, we will contact you with details of the suspension and invite you to remedy the situation if appropriate, or – for example in the case of a denial-of-service attack – when we will next review the situation. In such a situation, you are able to discuss what may be required for the Services to be reinstated by contacting us through the support ticketing system available through your Account.
7.13 Removal of Material: We reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, but not an obligation, to remove, screen or edit any content (including Material) that breaches this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. Without prejudice to any other provision of this Agreement, we reserve the right to immediately remove any Material to which we object and/or if you are otherwise making inappropriate use of the Services contrary to the requirements of this Agreement.
8.1 What we provide: We shall use our reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions in the Services as soon as practicable during Business Hours on Business Days after receiving full and clear information on them. However, since we do not guarantee that the Services will be free from faults, we shall provide support accessed by means of a ticketing system available through your Account for you to use for us to deal with any faults and also for answering queries (“Support Services”). We shall use our reasonable endeavours to respond to a request for Support Services within a reasonable time, but we cannot guarantee any particular result or outcome nor within any particular time. In particular, without limitation, we may need to obtain support in turn from a third party that assists us with the provision of the Support Services.
8.2 Exclusions: The following are expressly excluded from the Support Services:
8.2.1 rectification of lost or corrupted Material;
8.2.2 rectification of any failure by you to take appropriate backups;
8.2.3 resolving faults or defects that arise as a result of your failure to comply with this Agreement or any other agreement between you and us; and
8.2.4 changing or updating in any way the content of any website that is the subject of this Agreement.
We may provide any of the excluded services listed in this Clause 8.2 as part of the Support Services at our absolute discretion. Subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable), we will not have any Liability for our provision of any of those excluded services to you.
8.3 Charges: We provide the Support Services with every Agreement as an inclusive part of the Services, at no extra charge.
RESALE OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
9.1 Third parties: Where the Services involve the resale by us to you of software owned, or services/products provided, by a third party, you purchase a licence to use that software and those services/products from the relevant third party, and you do so subject to the relevant third party’s software licence and/or terms and conditions, which will be made available to you on the Website; you will be directed to them on the relevant Services webpage, on our Terms and Conditions webpage and, in some instances, in a Schedule. You will receive no representations or warranties in respect of the license of such software and provision of services/products except those contained in the relevant third party’s licence and/or Terms and Conditions, and you acknowledge that the third party is able to terminate any licence and/or provision of services/products at any time.
9.2 Cost: The Fees for your purchase of a licence to third party software and/or third party services/products are dependent on the relevant third party. Any Fees set out in the Order are estimated only, and the actual amount you pay for the licence and/or the services/products is at the absolute discretion of the third party.
9.3 Support: We may provide Support Services in respect of third party software and services/products purchased through the Services. Whether we are able to provide those Support Services is dependent on the relevant third party providing appropriate support to us.
9.4 Liability: Subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable), we will not have any Liability for the actions of third party software and service/product providers, the software they licence, and/or services/products they provide, to you through the Services, or the availability (or otherwise) of support in respect of that software and those services/products.
10.1 Invoicing and payment: Fees will be payable by you monthly in advance, and we will invoice you monthly for the Fees payable.
10.2 Late payment: We will send you a reminder for payment following our sending of an invoice to you. However, if you have not paid any invoice within 14 days of us having sent that reminder to you, we will cancel this Agreement, and cease to provide the Services, without notice to you. It is your responsibility to make sure that any payment details you have provided to Paypal or Worldpay and the contact details you have provided to us via your Account are correct and up-to-date at all times.
10.3 Increase in Fees: We may increase any Fees at any time on notice to you of three days, with the increase taking effect from the next payment date for the Fees in accordance with Clause 10.1. If you do not accept the increase, you have the right to cancel this Agreement in accordance with Clause 13.2.1.
10.4 VAT: The price of the Services listed on the Website excludes VAT, however you will be charged VAT at the applicable current rate chargeable in the UK. If your use of the Services is for business purposes and your business is located in a country in the European Union that is not in the UK, it is your responsibility to assess and submit VAT to the appropriate authority.
Please see our Privacy and Cookies Policy which forms part of these General Terms.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
What we own: You acknowledge that we own:
12.1.1 all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services and any rights arising out of any works arising in connection with them; and
12.1.2 any IP address allocated to you as part of the Services, and such IP address is not portable or transferrable to another hosting provider at any time, including in the event that this Agreement is terminated.
We grant to you a non-exclusive licence to use the Services and any such IP address to the extent necessary for you to receive the provision of the Services from us.
12.2 What you own: We acknowledge that you own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Material, where your ownership is subject to the obligations contained in this Agreement and, in particular, Clause 7. You grant to us a non-exclusive licence to use that Material to the extent necessary for us to provide the Services to you.
YOUR RIGHTS TO END THIS AGREEMENT
13.1 You can always end this Agreement: If you are a Consumer and, in some cases, if you are a Business Customer, your rights when you end this Agreement (or cancel any Service) will depend on what Services you have purchased from us, whether there is anything wrong with the Services, how we are performing and when you decide to end this Agreement (or cancel any Service):
13.1.1 if the Services are faulty or misdescribed you may have a legal right to end this Agreement (or to get the relevant Services re-performed or to get some or all of your money back), see Clause 16;
13.1.2 if you want to end this Agreement because of something we have done or have told you we are going to do, see Clause 13.2;
13.1.3 if you have just changed your mind about the Services, see Clause 13.3; you may be able to get a refund if you are within the cooling-off period, but this may be subject to deductions; and
13.1.4 in all other cases (if we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind), see Clause 13.4.
13.2 Ending this Agreement because of something we have done or are going to do: If you are ending this Agreement (or cancelling any Service) for a reason set out in Clauses 13.2.1 to 13.2.5, this Agreement (or that Service) will end immediately and we will refund you in full for the Services which have not been provided and you may also be entitled to compensation. The reasons are:
13.2.1 we have told you about an upcoming change to the Services, these General Terms (or a Schedule) or the Fees which you do not agree to (see Clauses 1.3, 6.7 and 10.3);
13.2.2 we have told you about an error in the price or description of the Services you have ordered and you do not wish to proceed;
13.2.3 there is a risk that supply of the Services may be significantly delayed because of an Event Outside Our Control;
13.2.4 we have suspended provision of the Services for technical reasons, or notify you we are going to suspend them for technical reasons, in each case for a period of more than one month; or
13.2.5 you have a legal right to end this Agreement (or cancel that Service) because of something we have done wrong.
13.3 Exercising your right to change your mind if you are a Consumer (Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013): If you are a Consumer, you have 14 days after the day we email the Order Acceptance to you to change your mind under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013; however, we give you more than that, and whether you are a Business Customer or a Consumer, we give you 30 days from the day we email you the Order Acceptance in order to cancel this Agreement and receive a full refund of any amounts you have paid to us in respect of that Order Acceptance. Please note that you do not have a right to change your mind in respect of the Services listed in Clause 17.3.
13.4 Ending this Agreement where we are not at fault and there is no right to change your mind: If you do not have any other rights to end this Agreement (see Clause 13.1), you can still contact us and tell us you want to end it, or cancel any Service. This Agreement (or the relevant Service) will not end until the end of the then current calendar month in which you notify us that you want to end this Agreement (or the relevant Service). We will not refund any advance payment you have made for Services which will not be provided to you except to the extent required by law or otherwise agreed to by you.
HOW TO END THIS AGREEMENT (INCLUDING IF YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR MIND)
14.1 Tell us you want to end this Agreement: To end this Agreement, or any Service, please let us know by doing one of the following:
14.1.1 Phone or ticketing system: Call customer services on 02380 004404 or contact us through the support ticketing system available through your Account. Please provide your name, home address, details of the order and, where available, your phone number and email address.
14.1.2 By post: Print off the Cancellation Form and post it to us at the address on the Cancellation Form. Or simply write to us at that address, including the information required in the Cancellation Form.
14.2 How we will refund you: We will refund you any amounts owing to you for the Services by the method you used for payment.
14.3 When your refund will be made: We will make any refunds due to you as soon as possible. If you are exercising your right to change your mind then your refund will be made within 14 days of your telling us you have changed your mind.
14.4 Applicability of this Clause 14: This Clause 14 shall not apply to you if you are a Business Customer.
OUR RIGHTS TO END THIS AGREEMENT
15.1 Termination by us on notice: We may terminate this Agreement, or any Service, at any time by giving to you not less than five Business Days’ notice. In the event that we terminate this Agreement, or any Service, under this Clause 15.1, we will refund to you the Fees that you have paid to us on a pro-rata basis for the period from the date of termination to the date in relation to which you have paid the Fees in advance.
15.2 We may end this Agreement if you break it: We may end this Agreement, or any Service, at any time by writing to you if you:
15.2.1 do not make any payment to us when it is due and you still do not make payment within 14 days of us reminding you that payment is due;
15.2.2 do not, within a reasonable time of us asking for it, provide us with information that is necessary for us to provide the Services;
15.2.3 are in breach of any of your obligations under this Agreement;
15.2.4 are unable to pay your debts when they fall due;
15.2.5 have a petition for administration or winding up proceedings;
15.2.6 have a receiver or manager appointed over any of your property or assets;
15.2.7 are the subject of a bankruptcy petition;
15.2.8 enter into any composition with creditors generally; and/or
15.2.9 take or suffer any steps preparatory to the situations set out in Clauses 15.2.4 to 15.2.8, or if any distress or execution is levied or threatened on any of your property or assets.
15.3 Event Outside Our Control: We may terminate this Agreement in accordance with Clause 21.4.
15.4 You must compensate us if you break this Agreement: If we end this Agreement or any Service in the situations set out in Clause 15.2, we will refund any money you have paid in advance for Services we have not provided but we may deduct or charge you reasonable compensation for the net costs we will incur as a result of your breaking this Agreement.
IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICES
16.1 How to tell us about problems: If you have any questions or complaints about the Services, please contact us using the support ticketing system available through your Account.
16.2 Summary of your legal rights: We are under a legal duty to supply Services that are in conformity with this Agreement. If you are a Consumer, see the box below for a summary of your key legal rights in relation to the Services. Nothing in this Agreement will affect your legal rights if you are a Consumer. The box below does not apply if you are a Business Customer.
Summary of your key legal rights
This is a summary of your key legal rights. These are subject to certain exceptions. For detailed information please visit the Citizens Advice website www.adviceguide.org.uk or call 03454 04 05 06.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 says that:
– you can ask us to repeat or fix the Services if they are not carried out with reasonable care and skill, or get some money back if we can’t fix it; and/or
– if you haven’t agreed a time beforehand for us to provide any Services, we must carry out the Services within a reasonable time.
17.1 On termination: In the event that this Agreement (or any Service) is cancelled or terminated:
17.1.1 all relevant Material will be automatically deleted from our servers and, as is the case through the term of any Agreement in accordance with Clause 7.5, you are responsible for taking appropriate backups of such data and material at all times;
17.1.2 we will cease to provide any relevant Services to you; and
17.1.3 the accrued rights, remedies, obligations and liabilities of us and you as at cancellation or termination shall not be affected, including the right to claim damages for any breach of this Agreement which existed at or before the date of cancellation or termination.
17.2 Post-termination: Termination of this Agreement shall not affect the coming into force, or continuance in force, of any provision which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such termination.
17.3 Cancellation within 30 days: You may cancel any of the Services at any time within 30 days of having received the Order Acceptance and receive a full refund of any amounts you have paid to us in respect of that Order Acceptance. Such a right will not apply to:
17.3.1 any domain name or SSL certificate that has been issued to you; and/or
17.3.2 any third party software and services that have been issued to you (for example, WHMCS or Blesta licences).
To effect a cancellation in accordance with this Clause 17.3, you should contact us within 30 days of having received the Offer Acceptance by calling customer services on 03301133339 or contacting us through the support ticketing system available through your Account.
17.4 Domain name fees: Please note that domain name registration fees that you pay to us are not refundable and the domain name will remain registered for the duration of the registration term. Once this term has expired, unless you have renewed the term, the domain name will expire. Please see the Schedule on Domain Registration Services for more information.
17.5 SSL Certificate fees: Please note that SSL Certificate fees that you pay to us are not refundable and the SSL Certificate will remain issued for the duration of the SSL Certificate term. Please see the Schedule on SSL Certificate Services for more information.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER
18.1 Applicability of this Clause 18: This Clause 18 shall not apply to you if you are a Business Customer.
18.2 If you are a Consumer: If you are a Consumer, nothing in this Agreement (including this Clause 18) affects or limits your statutory rights (including, without limitation, the right to insist that the Services shall be provided to you using reasonable skill and care).
18.3 What we do not exclude Liability for: We shall not exclude or limit our Liability for:
18.3.1 our fraud; or
18.3.2 death or personal injury caused by our Breach of Duty; or
18.3.3 any breach of the obligations implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
18.3.4 the Consumer Rights Act 2015; or
18.3.5 the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014; or
18.3.6 any other Liability which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
18.4 What we are responsible for: If we fail to comply with this Agreement, we are responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of our breach of this Agreement or our negligence, but we are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if they were an obvious consequence of our breach or if they were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into this Agreement.
18.5 Consumers only: We only provide the Services to you, as a Consumer, for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Services for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose, and, subject to Clause 18.3, we shall have no Liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS CUSTOMER
19.1 Applicability of this Clause 19: This Clause 19 shall not apply to you if you are a Consumer. This Clause 19 applies only if you are a Business Customer.
19.2 What this limitation applies to: This Clause 19 prevails over all of this Agreement and sets forth our entire Liability, and your sole and exclusive remedies, in respect of:
19.2.1 performance, non-performance, purported performance, delay in performance or mis-performance of this Agreement or any services or deliverables in connection with this Agreement; or
19.2.2 otherwise in relation to this Agreement or entering into this Agreement.
19.3 What this limitation does not apply to: We shall not exclude or limit our Liability for:
19.3.1 our fraud; or
19.3.2 death or personal injury caused by our Breach of Duty; or
19.3.3 any breach of the obligations implied by Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or Section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982; or
19.3.4 any other Liability which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.
19.4 Breach of Duty excluded: Subject to Clause 19.3, we do not accept and hereby exclude any Liability for Breach of Duty other than any Liability arising pursuant to the terms of this Agreement.
19.5 What else we are not liable for: Subject to Clause 19.3, we shall not have any Liability in respect of any:
19.5.1 indirect or consequential losses, damages, costs or expenses;
19.5.2 loss of actual or anticipated profits;
19.5.3 loss of contracts;
19.5.4 loss of use of money;
19.5.5 loss of anticipated savings;
19.5.6 loss of revenue;
19.5.7 loss of goodwill;
19.5.8 loss of reputation;
19.5.9 loss of business;
19.5.10 ex gratia payments;
19.5.11 loss of operation time;
19.5.12 loss of opportunity;
19.5.13 loss caused by the diminution in value of any asset; or
19.5.14 loss of, damage to, or corruption of, data;
whether or not such losses were reasonably foreseeable or we or our agents or contractors had been advised of the possibility of such losses being incurred. For the avoidance of doubt, Clauses 19.5.2 to 19.5.14 (inclusive) apply whether such losses are direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.
19.6 The limitation: Subject to Clause 19.3, our total aggregate Liability arising out of or in connection with all claims in aggregate (including warranty claims and losses relating to the breach of warranty) shall be limited to the greater of:
19.6.1 110% of all amounts paid and total other sums payable, in aggregate, by you to us under this Agreement in the 12 months prior to the date on which the claim first arose; or
19.7 The effect of the limitation: The limitation of Liability under Clause 19.6 has effect in relation both to any Liability expressly provided for under this Agreement and to any Liability arising by reason of the invalidity or unenforceability of any term of this Agreement.
19.8 Your acknowledgement: You acknowledge and accept that we only provide the Services to you on the express condition that we will not be responsible for, nor shall we have any Liability (subject to Clause 19.3) directly or indirectly for any act or omission of you or any third party.
20.1 Termination: This Clause 20 does not apply to termination or cancellation of this Agreement or any Services, which is dealt with elsewhere in these General Terms.
20.2 Giving a notice: Subject to Clause 20.1, any notice given to either us or you by the other under or in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing, addressed (as applicable) to us at our registered office or addressed to you at such address as you may have specified to us from time to time, and shall be delivered personally, sent by pre-paid first class post, recorded delivery or commercial courier.
20.3 When a notice is considered delivered: A notice shall be deemed to have been received: if delivered personally, when left at the address referred to in Clause 20.1; if sent by pre-paid first class post or recorded delivery, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting; and, if delivered by commercial courier, on the date and at the time that the courier’s delivery receipt is signed.
EVENTS OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL
21.1 No liability: Subject to Clause 18.3 or Clause 19.3 (as applicable), we will not have any Liability or be responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under this Agreement that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control.
21.2 Meaning of an Event Outside Our Control: An “Event Outside Our Control” means any act or event beyond our reasonable control, including strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks.
21.3 What happens following an Event Outside Our Control: If an Event Outside Our Control takes place that affects the performance of our obligations under this Agreement:
21.3.1 we will contact you as soon as reasonably possible to notify you of the Event Outside Our Control; and
21.3.2 our obligations under this Agreement will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects our performance of our responsibilities under this Agreement, we will restart the performance of those responsibilities as soon as reasonably possible after the Event Outside Our Control is over.
21.4 Cancellation following an Event Outside Our Control: You may cancel this Agreement if an Event Outside Our Control takes place and you no longer wish to make use of the Services. Please see your cancellation rights under Clause 17. We will only cancel this Agreement if the Event Outside Our Control continues for longer than four weeks, in which case such cancellation shall have immediate effect.
RETENTION OF RECORDS
We shall keep a record of your Order and this Agreement until six years after you submit your Order to us through the Website. However, for your reference in future, we recommend that you print and keep a copy of this Agreement, your Order, the Order Acknowledgement and the Order Acceptance.
We value your satisfaction with the Website and the Services. If you have a complaint, you should contact us by means of the Support Services. We will try to address any such complaints you may have as soon as reasonably possible. If you feel that your complaint was not addressed to your satisfaction, then you may escalate your complaint by means of a notice (see Clause 20). Upon receipt of such notice, your complaint will be assessed by a company director and a full response will be made within 15 Business Days.
24.1 Third party rights: A person who is not us or you shall not have any rights under or in connection with this Agreement.
24.2 Transfer by you: This Agreement is personal to you. You may not assign, transfer, charge or otherwise encumber, create any trust over, or deal in any manner with, this Agreement or any right, benefit or interest under it, nor transfer, novate or sub-contract any of your obligations under it, without our prior written consent (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed).
24.3 Transfer by us: We may transfer our rights and obligations under this Agreement to another organisation, and we will always inform you if that happens, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under this Agreement.
24.4 Waiver: If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under this Agreement, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.
24.5 Severance: Each of the provisions of this Agreement operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
24.6 No partnership: Nothing in this Agreement shall constitute a partnership or employment or agency relationship between us and you.
24.7 Governing law: This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
24.8 Jurisdiction (if you are a Consumer): If you are a Consumer, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation, except where, by law, such dispute or claim must be brought in the jurisdiction in which you are domiciled, or where the relevant law contains mandatory provisions that override such exclusive jurisdiction. This Clause 24.8 shall not apply if you are a Business Customer.
24.9 Jurisdiction (if you are a Business Customer): If you are a Business Customer, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter or formation. This Clause 24.9 shall not apply if you are a Consumer.
The objective of this SLA is to document the availability of the Service that Blink Web is to achieve. This does not constitute any additional liability to Blink Web, but instead a self-assumed obligation towards the Client. Under the conditions below Blink Web offers to pay the Client service credits if the availability defined below is not met.
Blink Web shall guarantee the availability will be 99.9% in any calendar month, subject to exclusions as defined below. If Blink Web fails to meet this guarantee a credit shall be available to the Client as defined below.
The availability calculation shall exclude periods when outages arise from, or are otherwise indirectly caused by:
– Outage periods due to any cause other than faults by Blink Web, including faults or negligence of the Client or problems associated with equipment connected on the Client’s side of Blink Web delivery point,
– In case that the Client’s equipment should cause negative effects on the performance, quality and/or operation of the Blink Web Network, Blink Web will proceed to disconnect the link, for benefit of the rest of users of the Blink Web Network. This disconnection won’t be cause of penalty under the SLA. Blink Web will notify the Client as soon as possible about this issue in order for the Client to repair the problems.
– Outage periods reported by the Client in which no fault is observed or confirmed by Blink Web,
– Any fault period during which service is suspended under provision in this Agreement,
– The Client requesting Blink Web to upgrade the capacity of the service, if this operation results in an outage.
– During Scheduled Maintenance affecting the Services as defined above.
– Performance degradations and service loss due to Denial Of Service attacks or other unlawful attacks generated inside the Client’s network or executed against users inside the Client’s network or the Client network infrastructure, will be excluded from SLA calculation as it is within the Client’s responsibility to put in place the relevant protection mechanisms inside its network to protect itself and its clients.
Neither Party will be obliged to carry out any obligation under this Agreement where performance of such obligation is prevented by the occurrence of a Force Majeure Event. No commitment from Blink Web applies in case of Force Majeure.
Should the Client not have access to the Services as defined above, Blink Web shall credit the client as follows:
(a) 99.8% = 5% monthly credit
(b) 95% to 99.8% = 10% monthly credit
(c) 90% to 94.9% = 25% monthly credit
(d) 60% to 89.9% = 40% monthly credit
(e) < 60% = Pro-rata up to a maximum of 100% monthly credit
The credit applies to the contracted service. The Client shall not be entitled to any credits under this SLA if any payment of the price for the Services is overdue under the terms of this Agreement. The credit shall be made for the element of the Services that were not available, it will not be made for the whole service. (E.G. If a dedicated server and backup service are ordered, but the backup service is not available for a period of time, the credit will be calculated based on the price of the backup service, not the combined price of the dedicated server and backup service.) Any credit is subject to the Client notifying Blink Web within 7 days in writing. This Client agrees the service credits due under this SLA are its sole remedy against Blink Web for any non-availability of the Services.
This Acceptable Use Policy (the “Agreement”) sets forth the terms and conditions of Your Use of hosting and related services (“Services”). In this Agreement “You” and “Your” refer to You, as the user of Our Services, or any agent, employee, servant or person authorized to act on Your behalf. “We”, “us” and “our” refer to Blink Web.
This Agreement explains Our obligations to You, and explains Your obligations to Us for various services offered by Blink Web. When You Use Your account or permit someone else to Use it to purchase or otherwise acquire access to additional Blink Web service(s) or products or to cancel Your Blink Web service(s) (even if We were not notified of such authorization), this Agreement covers such service or actions. Blink Web’s Terms of Service agreement (“TOS”) is incorporated herein by reference and is applicable to all Services under this Accepted Use Policy.
represent and warrant to Blink Web that: Your content does not and shall not contain any content, materials, data, work, trade or service mark, trade name, link, advertising or services that actually or potentially violate any applicable law or regulation or infringe or misappropriate any proprietary, intellectual property, contract or tort right of any person and that You own Your account content and all proprietary or intellectual property rights therein, or have express written authorization from the owner to copy, use and display the content on and within Your server account. You also represent and warrant that the server content being hosted by Blink Web shall not be used in connection with any illegal activity.
You expressly (i) grant to Blink Web a license to cache the entirety of the content that is submitted, stored, distributed or disseminated by you via the Services and your website, including content supplied by third parties, hosted by Blink Web under this agreement; and (ii) agree that such caching is not an infringement on any of your intellectual property rights or any third party’s intellectual property rights.
Network Interruptions / Downtime
Blink Web will use its best efforts to maintain a full time Internet presence for Your account. You hereby acknowledge that the network may, at various time intervals, be down due, but not restricted to, utility interruption, equipment failure, natural disaster, acts of God, or human error. In no event shall Blink Web be liable to You for any damages resulting from or related to any failure or delay of Blink Web in providing access to the Internet under this Agreement. In no event shall Blink Web be liable to You for any indirect, special or consequential damages or lost profits arising out of or related to this Agreement or the performance or breach thereof. The aggregate, total liability of Blink Web under this Agreement, if any, shall in no event or circumstance exceed the total amount actually paid by the Account Holder within a given month and would be first subject to those terms outlined within our ‘Service Level Agreement’. The terms of this Section will survive the termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement applies to all accounts, sub-accounts, and alternative account names associated with Your principal account. You are responsible for the use of each account, whether used under any name or by any person, and for ensuring full compliance with this Agreement by all users of that account. A Blink Web account may not be transferred without prior written approval from Blink Web.
Blink Web assigns to You an Internet Protocol (“IP”) address in connection with Your use of the Blink Web services. The right to use that IP address will remain with and belong only to Blink Web, and You will have no right to use that IP address except as allowed by Blink Web in its sole and absolute discretion.
You may enable SSH access in Your account, or by contacting our Support team. Upon completion of said terms You will be granted Jail / Caged access to the system on a provisionary basis any misuse of the system will result in access being revoked. The use of php or any other means to circumvent this policy will result in immediate account termination.
By using any Services, provided by Blink Web You agree:
- not to violate the laws, regulations, ordinances or other such requirements of any applicable Federal, State or local government.
- not to transmit any unsolicited commercial or bulk email, not to be engaged in any activity known or considered to be spamming or Mail Bombing.
- not to make any illegal communication to any Newsgroup, Mailing List, Chat Facility, or another Internet Forum.
- not to make, attempt or allow any unauthorized access to Blink Web website, servers, your own hosting account or the account of any other customers of Blink Web.
- not to allow any remote code execution of malicious software through the hosting account provided by Blink Web.
- not to cause denial of service attacks, port scans or other endangering and invasive procedures against Blink Web servers and facilities or the servers and facilities of other network hosts or Internet users.
- not to forge the signature or other identifying mark or code of any other person or engage in any activity to attempt to deceive other persons regarding the true identity of the User.
- not to use Blink Web services to host any website, other content, links or advertisements of websites that: infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party information; contain nudity, pornography or other content deemed adult related; profess hatred for particular social, ethnical, religious or other group; contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of a computer or a person’s property; contain warez; contain any kind of proxy server or other traffic relaying programs; promote money making schemes, multi-level marketing or similar activities; contain lottery, gambling, casino; contain torrent trackers, torrent Portals or similar software; violent or encouraging violence.
- not to upload unacceptable material which includes: IRC bots, warez, image, file storage, mirror, or banner-ad services, topsites, streaming, Escrow, High-Yield Interest Programs (HYIP) or related sites, investment sites (FOREX, E-Gold Exchange, etc), bitcoin miners, sale of any controlled substances without providing proof of appropriate permit(s) in advance, AutoSurf sites, Bank Debentures, Bank Debenture Trading Programs, Prime Banks Programs, lottery sites, muds / rpg’s, hate sites, hacking focused sites/archives/programs, or sites promoting illegal activities, IP Scanners, Brute Force Programs, Mail Bombers and Spam Scripts.
- not to upload content or facilities which may render the service a virtual private network / proxy service for traffic tunnelling or networking
- not to engage in or to instigate actions that cause harm to Blink Web or other customers. Such actions include, but are not limited to, actions resulting in blacklisting any of Our IPs by the any online spam database, actions resulting in DDOS attacks for any servers, etc. Blink Web reserves the right to refuse service to anyone upon Our discretion. Any material that in Blink Web judgment, is either obscene or threatening is strictly prohibited and will be removed from Blink Web servers immediately with or without prior notice and may lead to possible warning, suspension or immediate account termination with no refund. You agree that We have the sole right to decide what constitutes a violation of the acceptable policy use described above as well as what is the appropriate severity of any corrective action to be applied. In the event that a violation of Our Acceptable Use Policy is found, Blink Web will take corrective action upon our own discretion and will notify You. Blink Web decision in such case is binding and final, and cannot be a subject of a further change. Blink Web cannot and shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Our measures against actions causing harm to Blink Web or any other third party. We have the right to terminate each and any hosting account that has been suspended for any reason for more than 7 calendar days after the suspension date, unless You has taken corrective measures to remove the initial suspension threat or violation. Any backup copies of the hosting account will be permanently deleted upon termination and no refund will be due. Blink Web will not be liable for any loss or damages in such cases.
- At its discretion, Blink Web can remove any content we determine to be prohibited by this agreement or our Terms and Conditions. No backups will be kept of removed content.
Email and Anti-SPAM Policy
You must comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and all relevant regulations and legislation on bulk and commercial email. You are prohibited from sending mass unsolicited email messages. All emails sent to recipients who have not Confirmed Opt-In or Closed-Loop Opt-In in to mailings from You will be considered as unsolicited email messages. You using and sending mass mailings must at all times maintain complete and accurate records of all consents and opt-ins and upon request provide said records to Blink Web. In the event that You cannot provide actual and verifiable proof of such consents and opt-ins, We will consider the mass mailing to be unsolicited. Blink Web prohibits the following activities listed without limitation hereunder:
- Usage of the Blink Web network and systems to receive replies to unsolicited mass e-mail messages.
- Forgery of e-mail headers (i.e.”spoofing”).
- Spamming using third-party proxy, aggregation of proxy lists, or proxy mailing software installation.
- Configuring a mail server to accept and process third-party emails for sending with no user identification and/or authentication.
- Hosting web pages advertised via “spam e-mail” sent from another network (“spamvertising”).
- Hosting any web pages or providing any services that support spam.
- Using weblog posts, IRC/chat room messages, guestbook entries, HTTP referrer log entries, usenet posts, pop-ups, instant messages or text/SMS messages for sending, posting or transmitting unsolicited bulk messages.
- Advocating any activities, prohibited by the Acceptable Use Section of this Agreement.
If we determine that you have deliberately or recklessly used our hosting services for the sending of SPAM e-mail messages, we reserve the right to assess a £500 charge upon your account, which shall serve to compensate us for increased administration costs and expenses of redressing SPAM-related activity. You agree that in the event we determine that you have deliberately or recklessly engaged in SPAM activity, we may assess the fee entirely at our discretion. The fee will be charged to your account, in accordance with the payment information submitted by you as part of your acquisition of our services. You further agree that in the event we determine that you have deliberately or recklessly engaged in SPAM activity we may share information regarding your activities, including but not limited to your identity, with the various anti-SPAM organizations and/or blacklists.
We take all SPAM issues extremely seriously and will take redress such activity whenever we deem necessary.
The shared hosting services offered by Blink Web Ltd comprise the provision of web space on our servers, enabling you to upload website pages and files for the purpose of website publishing.
The shared hosting services offered by Blink Web may be offered on an ‘unlimited’ basis in terms of server storage, or bandwidth for normal routine ‘non-file-distribution’ web usage. Fro websites that allow the downloading of video or audio files we reserve the right to impose a limit of ten (10) GB total per account.
In your use of the Shared Hosting Services (other than where you are using your own virtual private server), you may not:
a. use more than 10% of our platform’s processing capacity. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems, including (but not limited to) CGI scripts and intensive FTP, PHP or HTTP operations
b. run stand-alone, unattended server-side processes or any daemons; including (but not limited to) IRCd
c. run any type of web spider or indexer
d. run any software that interfaces with an Internet Relay Chat network
e. run any bit torrent application, tracker, or client. You may link to legal torrent files off-site, but may not host or store them on our servers
f. participate in any file-sharing/peer-to-peer activities
g. run any gaming servers or gaming related facilities
h. run entries or other scheduled tasks other than by configuring them through our control panel
i. give away web space under a domain (including Resellers giving away free websites)
j. operate a proxy website or service
k. as a remote file host for other websites
l. operate self-hosted file sync or similar “cloud storage” based services including (but not limited to) OwnCloud, Pydio and Sparkleshare.
You must not use the Hosting Services as a backup facility. Therefore, all files uploaded to our servers as part of your usage of the Hosting Services must be visible and accessible to the outside world (web-visible) unless they are needed to operate the website of which they form part; We reserve the right to delete files or directories that fall within any of these terms without giving notice to you.
All pages of website stored on our servers as part of the Hosting Services will be available to search engines unless you take action to prevent this. If you wish to optimise your web pages for search engines you agree to use coding and techniques which comply fully with the guidelines issued by Google, Bing, Yahoo and other large search engines.
MySQL Databases may be limited to 1024 megabytes in size at our discretion. Databases in excess of this size may, only via prior consent be ran under our supervision.
For Hosting Accounts
Your use of the server resources shall not endanger the capacity and operation of the shared server.
Any shared or reseller hosting service / account may use no more than the resources outlined against its package.
Accounts that are deemed to exceed those resource limits (by examination of LVE faults or at the discretion of Blink Web) will be suspended pending further investigation.
Where we deem necessary and within our discretion, we reserve the right to account removal, without guarantee of backup availability to ensure the stability of the service to others on the same shared server/environment.
We may provide a ‘burstable’ allowance ahead of the resources available to the chosen package, which is provided solely at our discretion. We may on occassion burst the resources of a particular account to maintain stability of the service / server your account is hosted on.
If we see excessive faults / usage against a particular account, we reserve the right to maintain suspension / removal on a permanent basis.
In all cases of overusage, we will try to provide an alternative solution, which in most cases me incur an alternative charge or service, either by ourselves or a 3rd party recommendation.
As a reseller, you agree that you are bound to the above terms, and any other terms outlined within all sections of our Terms and Conditions.
Alongside these terms, you as a reseller agree not to:
- Re-sell or offer for the use of third parties any part of our hosting services unless a specific reseller product has been purchased
- not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the hosting service, any equipment or network used to provide the hosting services, any software used in the provision of the hosting services
- suspended accounts / deactivated accounts may be removed at our discretion following 7 calendar days
You agree that it is your responsbility as the reseller of good housekeeping of the service offered to you.
You agree that it is your responsbility to monitor, and delete files / accounts that are in breach of any of our outlined terms
It is within our discretion to terminate or remove a reseller account, should there be repeat attempts to breach the outlined terms and conditions without prior warning.
Whilst the quantity of accounts can be considered ‘unlimited’, we retain the right to impose limits in cases whereby the usage is deemed ‘excessive’, or is consuming more than 25% of the servers overall usage. In such cases, Blink Web will try to offer an alternative solution, by means of secondary or replacement products / upgrades.
Disk Usage Provision
The content on your website must be linked from an HTML or similarly coded web page with all content freely available to the public. Your website must consist of web pages of a standard design, essentially HTML based text and graphics. Your hosting account should consist mostly of html and php files.
Downloadable files, media, databases must comply with the following limitations:
- A maximum of 5GB of a shared hosting account can be allocated to music, video or other multimedia files including but not limited to .aac, .avi, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif files;
- A maximum of 5GB of a shared hosting account can be allocated to any archive and disk image files containing the complete contents and structure of a data storage medium;
- A maximum of 1GB of a shared hosting account can be allocated to databases and database dumps including but not limited to .sql files;
- A maximum of 1GB of a shared hosting account can be allocated to Executable files and all other files which are the result of compiling a program.
Any user whose account/server employs the higher burstable resources on a consistent basis shall agree to upgrade it to a package with higher resource availability.
Under its sole discretion, Blink Web reserves the right to determine any kind of unfair or inappropriate usage of any content which may result in immediate account suspension or upgrade to a package with higher resource availability. The decision to upgrade shall rest solely with Blink Web and shall be made in its reasonable discretion.
Blink Web reserve the right to remove the following extensions without prior warning, and at its sole discretion – mp3, mp4, tar.gz, zip, .wpress, .jpa, .exe, wav
Any shared hosting account that uses more than 10GB of disk space or contains more than 200,000 inodes may be removed from our weekly or daily backups. Any user whose hosting account is using more than 10GB of disk space or contains more than 200,000 inodes is solely responsible for maintaining the copy of his/her account.
Softaculous backups will be removed from the server and no copy will exist.
Plugins used for backups may not store local backups within the account quota and may only be stored ‘offsite’ with an arranged cloud storage provider, such as Google Drive or S3. Any backups left on the system, or excessive backups retained may lead to account suspension or removal.
The following extensions / files will be excluded from our backups…
The above extensions may on occassion also be removed from account storage automatically, to ensure stability / free storage capacity on any shared server /service.
Automatic backups are only available where stated within the marketing collateral for that particular product. Unless otherwise stated, we will not retain backups (for example, VPS servers / dedicated servers).
Our standard shared / reseller backup schedule is as follows…
7 Daily Backups
4 Weekly Backups
Backups are stored off-site, and are managed from within the hosting account.
Whilst we will maintain every effort to ensure backups are complete and available, Blink Web cannot be held responsible where backup data s missing or corrupt.
When an account is terminated / removed either by us or the reseller (either through purpose, or human error), we may hold backups of the removed account for a maximum 48 hours. The standard retention policy does not apply post-removal.
You should use email and other related services in full compliance with the terms below:
In order to safeguard overall server performance, You may send and/or forward not more than the following number of emails, per hour per domain:
Bronze – 70
Silver – 150
Gold – 150
For Shared Hosting accounts, email storage shall not exceed the 1GB limit.
For IMAP/POP3 mailboxes, You may perform up to 100 email checks per hour.
For POP3, You may perform up to 10 concurrent connections to email system per IP address on Shared and Reseller servers, and up to 20 concurrent connections to email system per IP address on Business and Email servers.
For IMAP, You may perform up to 30 concurrent connections to email system per IP address on Shared, Reseller, Business and Email servers.
Blink Web may, at its sole discretion, limit the volume of email messages You can deliver through our services. Blink Web may limit email volume by queuing Your email messages internally, or by temporarily rejecting requests to send email through our services. Blink Web may block any message You attempt to submit using our services, for any reason whatsoever, with or without notifying You of such blocking. Under no circumstances will Blink Web be liable to You or any other party for any indirect, special, economic or consequential damages (including without limitation lost profits) arising out of email blocking or queuing.
IPv4 Usage Policy
Due to the exhaustion of the IPv4 address space we actively conserve IP address space by limiting the IP addresses each web hosting account can use.
Shared hosting accounts may each use only 1 IP address.
Reseller hosting accounts may use up to 10 IP addresses. The number of IPs that are included and the account may use up to are indicated in the plan specification.
The IP address limit is a per account, not a per customer basis. Customers may hold multiple accounts to get access to additional IP addresses. We strongly urge customers to only use IP addresses for essential use and we do require justification for usage.
The provision of additional IP addresses will be chargable.
Storage and Security
At all times, You shall bear full risk of loss and damage to Your server and all of Your server content. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. You acknowledge and agree that You are solely responsible for all acts, omissions and use under and charges incurred with Your account or password or in connection with the server or any of Your server content displayed, linked, transmitted through or stored on the server. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (i) prevent any loss or damage to Your server content; (ii) maintain independent archival and backup copies of Your server content; (iii) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of Your server content transmitted through or stored on Blink Web servers; and (iv) ensure the confidentiality of Your password. Blink Web services are not intended to be used for data backup or archiving purposes. Using an account as an online storage space for archiving electronic files is prohibited and will result in termination of hosting services without prior notice. We reserve the right to delete Your archives if they affect Our overall server performance and Blink Web shall have no liability to You or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of Your content. The services offered by Blink Web are not intended to provide a PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant environment and therefore should not be utilized as such without further compliance activity. Blink Web shall have no liability to You or any other person for Your use of Blink Web products and/or services in violation of these terms.
Transfer of Content
Blink Web provides some third-party software to You for easier account management including, but is not limited to cPanel, Softaculous, etc. Such software is provided on an as is as available basis. We do not guarantee that any specific results can be obtained by using such software. Blink Web does not take responsibility for any faults in such software functioning.
You can add and use third-party software on Your account only if it is compatible with Our servers and is approved by Blink Web. Your use of any third party software is at Your own risk. Blink Web cannot be responsible for any third party software performance and provides no guarantees that its use will result in any particular outcome or result. Blink Web will have no liability or responsibility for any damage, loss of data, loss of use or other loss occurring in connection with Your use of third party software or products.
You are solely responsible for any license and other fees required by the software providers, for using any third-party software installed on Your account apart from the initial account setup unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Third Party Software
Blink Web provides some third-party software to You for easier account management including, but is not limited to cPanel, Softaculous, etc. Such software is provided on an as is as available basis. We do not guarantee that any specific results can be obtained by using such software. Blink Web does not take responsibility for any faults in such software functioning.
You can add and use third-party software on Your account only if it is compatible with Our servers and is approved by Blink Web. Your use of any third party software is at Your own risk. Blink Web cannot be responsible for any third party software performance and provides no guarantees that its use will result in any particular outcome or result. Blink Web will have no liability or responsibility for any damage, loss of data, loss of use or other loss occurring in connection with Your use of third party software or products.
You are solely responsible for any license and other fees required by the software providers, for using any third-party software installed on Your account apart from the initial account setup.
Reservation of Rights
Blink Web explicitly reserves the right and sole discretion to: (i) modify its pricing, if desired by Blink Web; (ii) establish limits and guidelines concerning the use of Blink Web services and/or products; (iii) terminate Your use of Blink Web services and/or products for use of Blink Web services and/or products to unnecessarily or illegally harass Blink Web or third parties, non-payment of fees for Blink Web services and/or products, activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third parties, activities prohibited by the laws of the United States and/or foreign territories in which You conduct business, activities designed to encourage unlawful behavior by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography, activities that are tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of the privacy of a third party, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable in the sole opinion of Blink Web, activities designed to impersonate the identity of a third party, activities designed to harm minors in any way, and other activities whether lawful or unlawful that Blink Web determines, in its sole discretion, to be harmful to its other customers, operations, or reputation; (iv) terminate Your use of Blink Web services and/or products if Your use of Blink Web services and/or products may results in, results in, or is the subject of, legal action or threatened or proposed legal action, against Blink Web or any of its affiliates or partners, without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened or proposed legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit; and (v) terminate Your use of Blink Web services and/or products at any time and for any reason if deemed reasonably necessary by Blink Web. Blink Web has no obligation to monitor Your use of Blink Web services and/or products, but reserves the right in its sole discretion to do so.
Right of Refusal. Blink Web has the right to refuse services to anyone at Our discretion.
Limitation of Liability; Waiver and Release
The services offered by Blink Web are being provided on an “AS IS” and Blink Web expressly disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, to the fullest extent permitted or authorized by law. Without limitation of the foregoing, Blink Web expressly does not warrant that Blink Web services and/or products will meet Your requirements, function as intended, or that the use of the provided Services will meet Your requirements, function as intended, or that the use of the provided Services will be uninterrupted or error free. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Blink Web shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. You agree that Blink Web will not be liable for any (i) suspension or loss of the Services, except to the limited extent that a remedy is provided under this Agreement; (ii) interruption of business; (iii) access delays or access interruptions to the website(s) provided through or by the Services; (iv) loss or liability resulting from acts of god; (v) data non-delivery, mis-delivery, corruption, destruction or other modification; (vi) events beyond the control of Blink Web; (vii) the processing of Your application for Services; or (viii) loss or liability resulting from the unauthorized use or misuse of Your account identifier or password.
Information obtained by you from the internet may be inaccurate, offensive or in some cases illegal. Blink Web has no control over information contained on the Internet and accepts no responsibility for any information that you may receive or transmit via the Internet. You accept full responsibility to verify the truth and accuracy, legality and ownership of the information that you disseminate or display in connection with your use of the Services of obtain from the Internet. You agree that Blink Web has no obligation to back-up any data related to your website.
You attest that you are of legal age (18 or over) to enter into this Agreement.